Transport : Airport Lounges

In this article, we outline how to get into the Gatwick North airport lounges for free. We also outline which lounge is best, and which free credit card you need, to get free lounge access. If you are heading to the Sout terminal then have a read of my article, how to get into Gatwick South Lounges for free.

How To Get Into Gatwick North Airport Lounges For Free

You either need a Priority Pass or a Lounge Club Pass to get into decent airport lounges at Gatwick North. The FREE Amex Gold Card gets you two FREE Lounge Club visits, which will give you access to the No1 Airport Lounge, the Aspire Airport Lounge or My Lounge in Gatwick’s North Terminal.

You can also collect British Airways Avios air miles with the free Amex Gold card. Contact me for a referral which will get you 22,000 Amex bonus points, 2,000 more than the usual offering, when you spend 2,000GBP in your first three months.

22,000 Amex Points converted to Avios on a 1:1 ratio is enough Avios to get return flights from London to Nice for two people!

Remember, you and your partner can both apply for the Amex Gold card which would get you 4 free Lounge Passes to use at Gatwick, plus 44,000 Amex points (if you spend 2,000GBP each) if you apply via our referral link. Contact me for the link with bonus points.

If you cancel these cards within 12 months, they will cost you nothing.

How To Get Into Gatwick North Airport Lounges Cheap?

Other options are using a Priority Pass which comes free with Amex Platinum (which costs 450GBP/anum) or you can buy a Priority Pass.

What Airlines Fly From Gatwick North?

If you are flying out of Gatwick’s North Terminal, you will probably be flying on one of the following airlines:
Aeroflot
Air Canada
easyJet
Emirates
Icelandair
Royal Air Maroc
Thomson Airways
Tianjin Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Vueling
West Jet.

If you are not flying in Business or First Class on these airlines you will not automatically have access to the associated airline’s lounges, so you will need to plan a lounge pass.

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Which lounge is best?

The BA First Lounge in Gatwick South is the best airport lounge at Gatwick and in the North Terminal the Virgin Atlantic Club lounge is probably my favourite, but you cannot access either of these lounges for cheap or free. You must be flying in Business or First on the respective airline.

Which lounges can I Get Into With My Priority Pass Or Lounge Club passes?

The lounges that you can access for free at Gatwick North with your FREE Amex Gold Card two FREE Lounge Club visits include:

No1 Airport Lounge Review Gatwick North Terminal
Aspire Airport Lounge Gatwick
My Lounge Gatwick North Terminal

I have reviewed each of these lounges in Gatwick North here:

London Gatwick North Airport Lounge Reviews

No1 Airport Lounge Review Gatwick North Terminal

In "Transport"

The No1 Lounge in Gatwick’s North Terminal is in my opinion, the best airport lounge in Gatwick North Terminal. In my review below I outline exactly why this lounge is better than the other Priority Pass lounge options. Read More.

Review: Virgin Atlantic’s New Clubhouse At Gatwick North Terminal

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Virgin Atlantic has just launched a brand new Clubhouse airport lounge at Gatwick North terminal (Virgin flights recently moved terminals at Gatwick). This lounge features in my review of the best Airport Lounges at London Gatwick. Read More.

Aspire Airport Lounge Gatwick Review

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I usually head straight to the No 1 Lounge in London Gatwick’s North Terminal, but since writing my article about the new Aspire Airport lounge opening in Heathrow Terminal 5 I have been wanting to test the other Aspire lounges to… Read More.

My Lounge Gatwick North Terminal

In "Transport"

When I was walking towards my usual No1 Traveller Lounge in Gatwick’s North Terminal, which is complementary with my Priority Pass that comes with my American Express Platinum Card, I noticed a brand new airport lounge had popped up on… Read More.

Which Priority Pass/Lounge Club Airport Lounge is best In Gatwick North?

Of these lounges, No1 Airport Lounge Gatwick North Terminal is the best followed by the Aspire Airport Lounge Gatwick followed by My Lounge in Gatwick’s North Terminal.

Gatwick Check-in times

It is also worth knowing that at Gatwick Airport, check-in is located on level 2 of Gatwick’s North Terminal. You need to arrive well in advance of your flight to ensure you have enough time to check in and drop off any hold luggage.

International / long-haul flights – check-in opens 4 hours prior to departure 60 minutes before scheduled flight departure.
European flights – check-in opens 3 hours prior to departure and closes 45 minutes before scheduled departure time.
Domestic flights (UK & Ireland) – check-in opens 2 hours prior to departure and closes 45 minutes before scheduled departure time.

You can also use self-service check-in, where you can choose your seats and print boarding passes, as well as print out the baggage tags for checked luggage and attach them if you are flying with easyJet, Flybe, Norwegian, Virgin Atlantic Airways or WestJet.

You can then drop your checked luggage can then be dropped off at one of the several self-bag drop points situated in the Check-in area of North Terminal, level 2, near check-in zones A and B. Most airlines also offer online check-in services, or you can still check in once at the airport if you prefer.

British Airways fly out of Gatwick South Terminal, not the North Terminal and have reviewed the best British Airways Airport Lounges around the world.